About the Author

Patrick Campanale


When I’m not working on building custom computers or fixing phones, I love to write about technology. I’m always looking out for the best deal on any tech I can get my hands on, so one day I decided, “Why not write about it?!” You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @pcamp96, though I’m way more active on Twitter. If you’ve got a tip to an awesome deal, go ahead and drop me a line at patrick@9to5mac.com!

Patrick Campanale's Favorite Gear


Fill your pool inflatables quickly w/ an Intex Electric Pump for just $7 at Amazon

Amazon offers the Intex Quick-Fill Electric Pump for $7.23 as an add-on item. This means you must include this on an order of $25+ to receive free shipping and lock in the discounted rate. Normally $15, this is the lowest we’ve tracked. Great for filling up inflatables for the pool this summer. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

See your bagel through this toaster’s transparent window for $20 Prime shipped

Appliatech (100% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers the Gourmia 2 Slice Motorized Toaster with Transparent Window (GWT230-2) for $19.99 Prime shipped. Normally $30, this is the first drop we’ve tracked and the best available. Great for keeping an eye on toast or bagels to make sure they don’t burn. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Today only, save 25% on select Pelican gear: coolers, tumblers, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is having a 25% off sale on Pelican coolers, drinkware, and more. This sale includes things like the iconic Elite 20-Quart Cooler at $112.49 shipped (Reg. $150) and the Traveler 32oz Tumbler With Slide Lid for $17.50 Prime shipped (Reg. $25). Pelican is a great brand no matter what item you’re looking at in this sale, and great reviews are had across the board.

Get a good night’s rest w/ down alternative comforters in all sizes from $22.50

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, LinenSpa (99% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers the LUCID Down Alternative Comforter in all sizes from $22.50 Prime shipped. Regularly starting at $30, this is one of the first drops we’ve tracked on most sizes. Rated 4.4/5 stars.


Amazon’s #1 best-selling Bluetooth speaker is just $24 Prime shipped right now

Wonders Tech (98% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers the DOSS Touch Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass at $23.99 Prime shipped when you use code DOSS0511 at checkout. Normally $30, this is a match for our last mention and the lowest we’ve tracked in around 12 months. Perfect for listening to music with friends around the firepit this summer. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 9,000 and a #1 best-seller at Amazon.

Keeping your technology in tip-top shape is never an easy task. Whether you’re not that into the how and why of tech, or its parents, grandparents, or just a friend, there’s always that moment where someone needs help.

Best Buy has offered, for years, its Geek Squad Protection Plans. In fact, Best Buy offered software solutions that covered a few computers for yearly fees, as well. That all changed when the company launched “Total Tech Support Powered by Geek Squad.” This new service covers just about everything you might need for one low yearly fee, but is it worth it?

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Take flight on a budget w/ this mini drone at only $18 Prime shipped

Nova Tech US (99% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers the TENKER Skyracer Mini Drone at $17.99 Prime shipped when you use code CN9E32YN at checkout. Normally $30, this is the lowest we’ve tracked and the best available. If you’ve been looking for a budget way to get into flying drones, this is a great way to try it out without breaking the bank. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Amazon offers the Sunforce 50022 5-Watt Solar Battery Trickle Charger for $29.32 shipped. Normally $50+, this is the lowest we’ve seen it go at Amazon. Great for keeping your car or boat battery topped off if you park them for a while, this charger uses the sun’s power instead of a wall outlet. Rated 3.7/5 stars.

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OLALA MFi-certified portable battery and flash drive accessories from $22

OLALA Gadgets (100% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers some of its Apple MFi-certified accessories on sale for Memorial Day. Our favorite is the S100-i 13000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank with Built-in Lightning Cable which drops to $27.19 shipped when you use code 428O22WU at checkout. Normally $34, this is 30% off the retail price and the best available. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

Amazon Digital HD rentals for $1: Top Gun, Star Wars The Force Awakens, more

Amazon is offering a number of digital HD rentals for summer at just $0.99 each. You’ll have 30 days to start watching them and 48 hours from the time you hit play before they disappear. Our favorite from this sale is Top Gun with Tom Cruise for $0.99. Regularly $4 as a rental, this is a killer deal to watch an age-old classic. Rated 4.6/5 stars from over 2,000.

As part of its Memorial Day Sale, Best Buy is currently offering several notable TV deals. Our favorite from the sale is TCL’s 65-inch 4K Roku-enabled Smart UHDTV for $629.99 shipped. Normally $700, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked recently on TCL’s 65-inch 4K UHDTV. Ratings are thin here, but TCL is well-rated at both Best Buy and Amazon.

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Snag this HP 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop with 1TB of storage for $380 shipped

Update 5/25: Best Buy offers Dell’s G7 Gaming Laptop with i7/16GB/128GB SSD/1TB HDD and GTX 1060 GPU for $1,049.99 shipped (Reg. $1,200). Ratings are slim as this was just announced recently, but Dell has great reviews across the board.

As part of its full Memorial Day Sale, Best Buy is currently offering HP’s 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop with 2.2GHz/8GB/1TB HDD for $379.99 shipped. Regularly $480, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked on HP’s recently-released laptop which sports an 8th generation dual core/quad thread i3, 8GB RAM, and 1TB HDD. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

expiredAnker’s one-day Amazon sale has a 36W QC 2.0 car charger for $12 & more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, AnkerDirect via Amazon offers a selection of its charging accessories on sale from $12 Prime shipped. Our top pick is the Roav Car Charger with FM Transmitter and Bluetooth 4.2 Receiver at $19.99. Normally $30, this is a match for the lowest we’ve tracked as a direct dollar discount and the best available. Perfect for adding Bluetooth to your car without spending tons to replace the radio. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

expiredKeep your knives sharp w/ this Chef’sChoice sharpener for $100, today only

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Woot via Amazon offers the Chef’sChoice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Professional Electric Knife Sharpener for $99.99 shipped. Regularly closer to $130+, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked all-time and only the third major drop we’ve tracked so far this year. Perfect for keeping an edge on your kitchen knives. Rated 4.6/5 stars from nearly 1,000 shoppers.

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Klipsch’s Groove Bluetooth Speaker falls back to $50 shipped for a limited time

1ShopDirect305 (99.3% positive feedback, Top Rated Plus) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Klipsch Groove Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $49.99 shipped. Originally $150, this speaker goes for around $60+ at Amazon these days and this is a match for our last mention. If you’ve been looking for a quality Bluetooth speaker for those upcoming summer parties, this is a great choice as Klipsch is one of the best in the business. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

expiredTiVo’s Roamio VOX 1TB DVR can record 4 shows at once for $290 shipped (Reg. $400)

Amazon offers the TiVo Roamio OTA VOX 1TB DVR with no monthly service fees for $290.15 shipped. Normally $400, this is the lowest we’ve tracked. If you’re sick of paying the cable company hundreds of dollars a month, this is a great way to get the full DVR experience for over-the-air channels at a fraction of the cost. TiVO just launched an Alexa skill that change channels, skip commercials, and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Smart is the theme in 2018, and it’s awesome. Alexa (or Google Home/HomePod) are at the center of it all, and this latest product takes advantage of it in a way that can really be beneficial.

RolliCool launched a line of Alexa-enabled smart portable air conditioners. The power rating ranges from 10,000 to 14,000 BTUs and you can control it from an iOS/Android phone or with Alexa, depending on whether or not you want to use a phone or voice.

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AmazonBasics 50-Ft. Outdoor Extension Cord falls to just $10.50 Prime shipped

Amazon offers its AmazonBasics 50-Ft. 16/3 Vinyl Outdoor Extension Cord for $10.63 Prime shipped. Normally up to $17, this is the second-lowest we’ve tracked and the best available. Perfect for summer parties, this outdoor extension cord can keep your tech powered without a problem. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 1,000 Amazon shoppers.

Get Samsung’s 24-inch curved 1080p monitor for $100 off right now at $199 shipped, more

B&H Photo offers the Samsung 24-inch 1080p curved monitor with HDMI and DisplayPort for $199 shipped when you clip the on-page $100.99 coupon. Normally $300, this beats the Amazon all-time low that we’ve tracked by $50 and is the best available. Perfect for upgrading any desk setup, a curved monitor can help you see everything with less eye strain. Rated 3.6/5 stars at Amazon.

Samsung’s 860 EVO SSDs get discounted: 250GB $70, 500GB $120, more

Tiger Direct currently offers a selection of Samsung’s 860 EVO 2.5-inch internal solid state drives at some of the lowest prices we’ve ever tracked. Our top pick is the 500GB model for $119.99 shipped. Originally $170, Amazon charges $130 for it right now and it’s never been offered for less. These SSDs are great for upgrading older computers. Rated 4.8/5 stars at Amazon.

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